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(1)The sheriff may, on the application of a senior police officer and if satisfied that it is necessary to do so to prevent the occurrence of relevant harm, make an order extending the period for which a closure order has effect for a period not exceeding the maximum period.
(2)In subsection (1), the “maximum period” is the period of 6 months less—
(a)the period specified in the order when it was made; and
(b)if the order has previously been extended, the total period for which it was previously extended.
(3)A senior police officer may make an application under this section only if—
(a)it is made while the closure order has effect; and
(b)the senior police officer—
(i)has reasonable grounds for believing that it is necessary to extend the period for which the closure order has effect for the purpose of preventing the occurrence of relevant harm; and
(ii)is satisfied that the appropriate local authority has been consulted about the intention to make the application.
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